Nashville Flood 2010: The Disaster You May Not Have Heard About

A great American city is currently buried under a sea of water, but you may not know much about it given all the attention media have given to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the failed car bomb attempt in New York's Times Square.

The rain totals are almost unimaginable as is the flooding.

Damage estimates at this point have already surpassed a billion dollars, and are likely to go higher.

Several of my readers have asked me to post the following video. I cried most of the time I watched. See if you can control your emotions better than I did (video follows with a list of some charitable organizations involved in storm relief, multiple hat-tips to readers in the area):

From everyone at NewsBusters, our thoughts and prayers go out to the good people of Nashville, their families, and their friends.

God bless. 

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I'm currently trying to locate charitable organizations doing storm relief. One is the Middle Tennessee Red Cross.

Also, WSMV-TV is doing a telethon Thursday evening, May 6, featuring Vince Gill, Keith Urban, Alison Krauss, Naomi Judd, Darius Rucker, Phil Vassar, Steve Wariner, Buddy Jewell, Lonestar, Bo Bice and Lee Roy Parnell.

Another option just sent to me by a reader is the Tennessee Emergency Relief Fund at www.CFMT.org online or 888-540-5200. 

For those near the area or looking to head there to help out, Hands On Nashville has a listing of volunteer events.  

Here's an extensive list of organizations helping with the crisis from WKRN-TV. 

There's a country music auction going on with items available at eBay. The Grand Ole Opry has information available including a list of items up for bid.  

I will post more charitable organizations involved in this effort as they come available. 

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.